Posted 19 October 2007 - 10:47 PM
I have tried juvies on several occasions but they always starve. They adjust well, cruising calmly and grazing on the substrate and rocks. They nibble pretty much anything I put in there but usually spit it back out. Seems like they don't spit the frozen bloodworms but they still get skinnier and skinnier until they die.
I'm thinking they need to graze all day and have constant food intake. I just don't know what food they want.
Posted 21 October 2007 - 10:14 PM
Posted 22 October 2007 - 10:40 AM
Posted 23 October 2007 - 04:23 PM
I have three of them, 3-5 inches, in a 75. They have only been in there for two months but they seem to eat pretty much everything: flake, bloodworms, live brine, live blackworms, and decaying algae/plant material at the bottom. Maybe you guys ae talking about a greater time scale, but they all seem to be doing fine and I have not noticed any weight loss.
No I was talking less than 2 months. I think a clue is that yours are grazing on the mulm in your tank. My tank was newer and had very little organic material for them to graze on. They SEEMED to eat everything I put in but on close inspection were actually spitting most things back out. I'm thinking the grazing on the bottom is key. I'll try again next spring. Should be some stuff to graze on by then.
Posted 07 November 2007 - 06:08 PM
Posted 27 January 2008 - 06:11 PM
i have one large one, about 6 inches, its has a large mouth and eats anything that fits. FLakes, dried bloodworms, other fish. I usually freeze any dead fish and feed those to it, or just cut off chunks of chicken. Very hardy fish
Are you sure it's not a Creek Chub (Semotilus atromaculatus)?...This thread is about Creek Chubsucker (Erimyzon oblongus).
Posted 29 January 2008 - 12:18 PM
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